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KCL 2018 Beauty Awards

Welcome to the latest beauty edit and the very first beauty awards here on the blog! I’ve tried so many wonderful beauty products this year and wanted to let you guys know which were my top must-have products of the year. I’ve picked from new and small businesses only, as I love to work with indie brands. And like most of the beauty brands I review; most of these are organic, natural, and cruelty-free.

These are the items that long after the required testing and promotion period, I find myself still using and preferring above any others. The're the products which despite a never ending stream of free PR samples, I would still spend my own money (and in some cases have) in order to get more of. And whether affordable or more costly, these are the beauty products that I truly think are worth the price. So if you’re thinking about adding more beauty or selfcare products into your 2019 routine, I highly recommend each of these brands.

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The Prettiest Floral Displays


Nothing makes a room more chic and pretty than a touch of fresh flowers here and there. Whenever my husband buys me a bouquet, which is often, because he is very romantic 🙂, I like to keep them in a vase on our dining table. But, as I drool over all of the floral design pages on Instagram, I do think of getting a bit more creative with my flower arrangements. And really, you don't have to be an expert to get a beautiful look. If you start with the right containers and know where to place them, you can create a very chic display in your own home. Here are a few easy and beautiful ideas.

Think outside the vase. I love this idea the most, because you can incorporate it in so many different ways. I've done it with larger arrangements in a decorative watering can, and I've used it for mini single displays in a fancy teacup or old candle holders. It's a great way to achieve big impact in a small space. For example, one of those mini candle holder arrangements pictured above would be so pretty on a vanity tray or on top of a stack of chic coffee table books. Pictured: Milk Glass Candle Holder, Heirloom Collection


Experiment with submerged arrangements. With tall vases, like the cylindrical ones pictured above, you can fully or partly submerge flowers for a unique display. This look works best with multiple arrangements clustered together on a console table or buffet. You can add decorative vase fillers; like shells, pebbles or fruit. I love how the one above has a large leaf wrapped around the bouquet. Here is a great step-by-step DIY for submerged arrangements, and here is some beautiful inspiration. Pictured: Noah Decoration Tall Glass Cylinder Vases


Arrange a group of bud vases. This is the best way to make a centerpiece on a budget. You can make a small bouquet go a long way with several small vases. Group little jars or vases of different shapes and sizes on a mantle or as a centerpiece. Pictured: SIGNALS Small Cut Glass Vases - Set of Five


This last one is my absolute favorite, because it's so easy, but looks so much more beautiful than a typical vase of flowers. And how romantic...flowers and candles in one. It's the perfect centerpiece. Get the look here >.


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  1. Beautiful arrangements! And wow, your husband sounds amazing. ;)

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  2. Amazing arrangements! So beautiful flowers!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

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